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Data Protection Bill Needs To Be Cleared Soon, Cyber Crime Shot Up By 500 % During Pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat At c0c0n 2021

NEW DELHI: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), said on Friday that the Data Protection Bill, introduced in Parliament in 2019, must be passed as soon as possible because data theft has become a prevalent crime in the virtual world.

While launching the 14th edition of ‘c0c0n,’ an annual Hacking and Cyber Security Briefing organised by Kerala Police, Rawat stated that there was a need to coordinate the efforts of cyber security specialists from various government ministries in order to “protect our digital assets.”

According to the CDS, India lacks a comprehensive cyber security law and there is a need for a national framework for governing virtual space.

“A framework for controlling virtual space at the national level is required. Cyber security is handled by a number of government agencies. Our armed forces have cyber expertise, and state police have cyber units. There is a need to coordinate the efforts of these professionals working with various government ministries and other private sector groups to achieve the common aim of successfully securing our digital assets “Rawat stated.

“Another critical issue that we must address is data protection. Most countries have data protection regulations in place. The Data Protection Bill, introduced in 2019, has yet to be finalised. As data theft has become a regular crime in the virtual world, we must all work together to have it cleaned as soon as possible “He stated.

According to Rawat, cybercrime in India increased by about 500% during the global epidemic.

“Cyber criminals exploit security flaws to steal data, earn income, and cause disruption. As a result, cyber security is now the responsibility of every member of the team, not just a few IT professionals “He stated.

Rawat praised Kerala police for “taking the initiative and combating the bad forces in cyberspace.”

“Recognizing the threat is the first step toward success. As a result, I must begin by congratulating Kerala police for taking the initiative to recognise and respect this critical non-contact realm of combat. Identification, conversations, and deliberation are preliminary stages in the development of pragmatic solutions and the initiation of measures that can lessen hazards “he said.

The event, organised by Kerala Police in collaboration with two non-profit organisations, the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) and the Information Security Research Association (ISRA), will focus on online scams and defences during the lockdown time.

Anilkant, the state police head, stated that different difficulties such as crypto currencies, digital warfare, and the role of nation states, among other concerns, will be tackled this year.

The conference is being held digitally so that individuals from all around the world can attend. The 13th edition of ‘c0c0n’ last year drew over 6,000 guests from all over the world.

The conference is being held digitally so that individuals from all around the world can attend. The 13th edition of ‘c0c0n’ last year drew over 6,000 guests from all over the world.

The conference intends to bring together international experts to debate the issues that the digital world will face throughout the COVID period, as well as the solutions that will be required to solve them.

This year’s c0c0n theme is “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.”

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